Thursday, September 29, 2011
If Universal Studios and SyFy Channel Ever Learn What Mass Market Entertainment is, Maybe We'll Get An Actual Revival of "Battlestar Galactica"
Of course, Universal Studios would first have to overcome its 33 year old embargo of the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series. Perhaps Universal Studios finally needs to be instructed as to why the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series was so popular and a success.
1. It appealed to every demographic group in the mass market spectrum. Parents felt comfortable watching the show with their kids. And this is because the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series was designed to do just that.
2. It made viewers feel good with uplifting references to the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.
3. It had dashing heroes you looked up to.
4. It had characters you admired and characters that loved one another in an extended family.
5. It had brilliant art direction, production design, and costume design. No retarded business suits anywhere.
6. Who didn't want Lorne Greene (Adama) as their dad?
7. Who didn't want to hook up with Maren Jensen, Laurette Spang, Anne Lockhart, and Jane Seymour?
8. Who didn't want Starbuck's charmed life?
9. Who didn't want to be as level headed as Apollo in the face of danger?
10. In short, the "1978 Battlestar Galactica" series had cast members and the characters they played instantly likable in many different ways.
This is mass market entertainment, Universal Studios / SyFy Channel. (And it's how you make shit-loads of money.) You don't make shit-loads of money with that strange ass shit you and Ronald D. Moore came up with for incarcerated manic-depressives.
Get used to it and deal with it. It's how our economic system works.
Posted by Languatron at 9:09 PM